SOME 111 people ran, jogged and walked at Hartlepool parkrun on Saturday.

The free, weekly 5k event takes place by Hartlepool Marina, heading towards Seaton Carew and back and recently marked its 300th event.

There was 22 personal bests recorded on Saturday, with just two people taking part in the Hartlepool parkrun for the first time.

While an unrecorded runner won the run in a time of 19:24, just a second behind was Billingham March House Harrier Andrew Davies on his 213th parkrun.

The first female home was Gemma Moore, finishing in 20:07. The New Markse Harrier came seventh overall.

And it was a double celebration for Karen Lavender – not only did she set a new PB, it was also her 50th parkrun. Hartlepool regular Julia Waller completed her 150 th event. Regular run director Heidi Morrison completed her 250th volunteering stint.

Saturday was the first time parkrun has taken place on a leap year, and a number of events were ran back to front on the day. The next time a leap year falls on a Saturday is in 2048.

Picture special in the Teesside edition of Monday's Northern Echo.